Theses published by graduate students in the Department of Communication & Theatre Arts, College of Arts & Letters, Old Dominion University, since Fall 2016 are available in this collection. Backfiles of all dissertations (and some theses) have also been added.

In late Fall 2023 or Spring 2024, all theses will be digitized and available here. In the meantime, consult the Library Catalog to find older items in print.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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Thesis: African-American Parents’ Cultural Understandings of the Concept of Autism and Implications for Parental Communication and Health Management, Kellie J. Fennell

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Thesis: An Exploratory Examination of the Cultural Understandings of Communication Competence Among Nigerian Immigrant Adult Children, Fredous Gambo

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Thesis: Communicating with Muted Groups: The Case of Human Trafficking, Amy Matzke-Fawcett

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Thesis: The Contextualization of Myth: Identification of Myth in the Propagation of Narrative Across Generational Boundaries, Joseph G. Ponthieux

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Thesis: Counterpublics, Abled Sex, and Crip Discourses on Twitter: A Discourse Analysis of Conversations of Sexuality and Disability, Claudia Garcia Mendoza

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Thesis: Being Listened to With Empathy: The Experience and Effect for Emerging and Middle-Aged Adults, Elizabeth (Casey) Moore

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Thesis: Family Communication Patterns During Recovery Maintenance: Relapse Prevention for Alcoholics & Addicts, Adam Pyecha

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Thesis: Clergy & Police a Semiotic Analysis of Clergy on Patrol, Ricardo Estevan Reyes

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Thesis: A Study of the Diffusion of Innovations and Hurricane Response Communication in the U.S. Coast Guard, Melissa L. Leake

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Thesis: Families Communicating About Health: Conceptualization and Validation of the Family Health Communication Quotient Scale, Erin E. Gafner

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Thesis: Intercultural Communication Training and Law Enforcement Officers: A Career-Span Analysis and Education Agenda, Amanda M. Franco

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Thesis: Americans’ Willingness to Communicate With Mexican Immigrants: Effects of Ethnocentrism and Immigration Status, Stephanie Leanne Harris

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Thesis: Lifespan Communication and Career Development of Black Teachers: A Socio-Ecological Approach, Veronica Whinnett Hurd

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Thesis: Forces at Work: Workforce Perspectives in Print Journalism Amid Paradigm Shift, Stephanie Bernat

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Thesis: Media Literacy Definitions, R. M. Wenner

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

Thesis: Work Across the Generations: Communication Narratives of Stay-at-Home Fathers in Early and Middle Adulthood, Alice L. Jones

Thesis: Communication Support and Religious Support in Managing Occupational Stress in Military Careers: A Career-Span Approach, Shantonee' Malee Mitchell

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Thesis: Communication, Romantic Reconciliation, and Emerging Adulthood: A Relational Dialectics Study, Ashley M. Poole

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Thesis: An Exploratory Study of Generational Differences in Health Information Seeking and Smoking Behaviors in Bulgaria, Iva Stoyneva

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

Thesis: Lifespan Communication, Social Media Policy, and Societal Institutions: A Content Analysis, Jessica LaRae Bedenbaugh

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Thesis: From Fandom to Franchise: Generational Discourse Among Fans and Producers, Nicholas C. Benson

Thesis: Empathic Communication: Lifespan Influences and Transgressional Associations in Military Romantic Relationships, Samantha Faith Le Van

Thesis: Zombies as a Generational Metaphor: Connections Between George A. Romero, Zombies and Fandom -- A Critical Study, Alfredo Torres